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  1. If the family's recounting is accurate, that's absolutely horrific!
  2. I'm amazed that (1) anyone still answers their phone and (2) anyone falls (actually, ever fell) for the 'gift card' scams. What law enforcement or government agency ever asked for payment with 'gift cards'? <"The current popular one is that a victim will receive a phone call from a person stating they are a police officer from Texas and they have impounded a car registered in the victim’s name and that the car is full of illegal drugs. In order to not be arrested, the caller instructs the victim to go to Wal-Mart and purchase gift cards."> And, last but not least, WHY would you 'pay' for something that is patently false.... unless, of course, you do have a car full of drugs in Texas, right? 😂 But if you don't, don't associate yourself with it by 'paying' off the nice 'policeman' with gift cards...which, best case scenario, sounds like a bribe and would (if it were true) only add to your charges. I would have been sooo tempted to say: "duuude, send me my drugs and I'll send you the gift cards".
  3. < "She told police she was riding the toy truck as part of a scavenger hunt and said “she wanted to be a professional wrestler like her father and this was how to do it,” according to the incident report." > Uh huh.... (And that's probably what the police said too! ). At least she didn't get stuck in it and need to be cut out of it.
  4. GPS & her Bible = a very good combo for this very fortunate girl!
  5. You did miss your calling! That is beautiful!
  6. POSTED BY: CLARIONEXTRA.COM JUNE 14, 2019 By RANDY BARTLEY Staff writer Recycling is big right now, and you can’t find anything bigger to recycle than a barn. That is exactly what the crew of the DIY Network’s “Barnwood Builders” show has been doing. Nothing can be recycled without raw material, and in this case the raw material is the 1888 Schuckers family barn on Route 322 in Pine Creek Township, Jefferson County. The Barnwood Builders website says the show “follows six fun-loving West Virginians who salvage antique log cabins and barns. The show celebrates the American pioneer spirit, and pays tribute to the hard work and craftsmanship that built our nation. “ “My son called them and they sent someone up to measure the barn. They contacted my son Jim and they said they were interested,” said Norma Schuckers. “It has been a bittersweet adventure,” she said. “That barn has been here since 1888 but it had some rotted beams. They were going to reconstruct it the way it was but I think they may make a covered bridge out of it.” Kelly Hartman, a production coordinator with Silent Crow Arts in New York City, said, “We are shooting an episode of “Barnwood Builders” for the DIY Network. They take down older buildings and repurpose them into something else. Mark Bowe, the owner of the company, will decide what that purpose might be.” Bowe, who is the host of the show, worked his way through West Virginia University as a coal miner, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a craftsman, businessman and historian and also holds a master’s degree in safety management from West Virginia. He founded his company, Antique Cabins and Barns, in 1995, and the company website says he and his longtime crew have reclaimed more than 400 pioneer-era structures. Bowe says he is “passionate about honoring the craft of America’s pioneer ancestors and is devoted to ensure their hard work lives for centuries to come.” Hartman said 10 crew members and six cast members have been working at the site in Emerickville since Sunday. No date has been set for when the episode will air.
  7. Probably because they didn't see it coming which makes them totally 'relaxed' and able to 'roll with the punches' so they take the impact better. JMO
  8. Totally agree! I honestly think the transcripts are more for their records than for public consumption. I do see some use for them if you are looking for something specific in the 'on the spot' reporting and don't have the time or the inclination to 'Google up' the video and can 'read between the lines'. I've also read some written reports that leave me wondering if the writer slept thru EVERY class that had ANYTHING to do with the written word. Sometimes, the ability to write a coherent sentence doesn't seem to be a qualification for the job.
  9. If you are referring to the part in all caps, that's the transcript of the live reporting (speech to text). 'Speech to text' can be very unpredictable and almost always contains errors but is an easy way to create a record of the report.
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